The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social
anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis
of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to theory building, although there is also an applied dimension to much of our work, as well as legal and political topicality.
The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” is offering
1 Postdoctoral position in studies on “Transformative Intermediaries”
(starting as soon as possible after 1 August 2021)
Applicants should either be in possession of a doctoral degree in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline or submit evidence indicating that such a dissertation will be finished and submitted beforethe designated starting date.
The postdoctoral position (TVöD E13) will be for a duration of 2 years, renewable for a third year.
Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt,
Germany). The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology offers a diverse, international, flexible
and stimulating work environment, with support for training and professional development opportunities.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its
workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck
Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and
therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.